Justin D.: Hey, everybody. Justin with americanmuscle.com. Really excited to share with you some big news going on here at AM. Now, over the last few months, the Bama team have been working very hard on developing their own supercharger system available for the 2015 GT, which will be dropping here at americanmuscle.com very soon. In fact, we already installed one of these on our 2015 Bama GT and took it down to North Carolina to do some testing, and well, see for yourself.
Hey, everyone. Justin with americanmuscle.com, and Paul from the Bama Performance team, and of course, our old friend, the 2015 GT. Now, of course, you guys haven't forgotten about this car. Nine second with the help of a nitrous shot. But we're back, we're back with a different power adder, and we're back to have some more fun to do some testing. Paul, what's going on with this thing now?
Paul: We're out here testing our Bama Supercharger. It's a 2.9-Liter Twin Screw Supercharger with 123-millimeter mass air housing, and a huge 132-millimeter elliptical throttle body.
Justin D.: Very nice. Now, we had this thing on the dyno already. You're kind of fine-tuning that massive throttle body. What's this thing laying down?
Paul: At about 11 pounds of boost, it made 687 horsepower and 510 foot-pounds of torque to the rear wheel.
Justin D.: Wow. Now, obviously we're here at the track to kind of compare our times. The only issue is we're at an eighth mile of track, so we're gonna have to compare our nitrous times or quarter mile times to these supercharged eighth mile times and kind of see what the front half look like, and see if we're basically beating our old times based on that data. So, we're just gonna get this thing aligned and, you know, shake it down, see how it does.
All right, Paul. So, first pass off the trailer. Not too bad, right? I mean, the car's only a tenth slower but it picked up mile an hour.
Paul: Yeah, two mile an hour over our nitrous runs. But, still first pass off the trailer, shaking it down.
Justin D.: Shaking it down.
Paul: [inaudible 00:02:09]
Justin D.: Yeah, new power adder.
Paul: I wish we were at a quarter mile track, because this thing woulda definitely beat our 990.
Justin D.: If not, yeah. Definitely, if not better than that, for sure.
Man: So, what's the deal?
Paul: Same time pretty much as before, 6.45 at 112. All right, guys. We're here with our driver, Justin. We just finished shaking the car down, making a couple passes. Overall, the results were pretty good. We went 6.40 at 112 mile an hour in the eighth. It's about a tenth off of where we were with the nitrous, but we've picked up, you know, two miles an hour. You know, why don't you explain to everyone, you know, what the difference is really with the eighth mile and quarter mile, and why you think this thing is gonna shine, you know, once we get it to a full quarter mile track?
Justin: Traditionally, nitrous cars do a lot better in the eighth mile. You know, it hits with a lot of torque, you don't have to RPM it as much, and it's gonna usually get to eighth mile quicker than a supercharged car would. And a supercharged, on the other hand, will pull a lot better on the back half of the track. And this has a lot more useable RPM than we did with the nitrous. So, we'll be able to rev it higher, shift it higher, and I really think this thing's gonna go a lot better once we get it on a quarter mile track and, you know, the back half numbers will be a lot better than our nitrous was.
Justin D.: Well, Paul, these days are a lot of fun, right? We're out here with our 2015 GT. We're shaking the thing down with a brand new power adder, and we're not looking to break any records. We're just gathering data. And I think, overall, you think it's a success?
Paul: Yeah. Overall, the car's a great success. As you said, we're just shaking down the Bama Supercharger, and it's basically the exact same way we would sell it to our customers. Ten and a half, 11 pounds of boost, you know, same fuel system that they would get, and the car in the eighth mile went 6.37 at 114, again, using that calculator with the ET and the mile an hour, we can track that down to a 10.06 at 141 mile an hour. But really, if this thing was at a full track, because we have that full usable RPM range, I think it would actually go faster than our nitrous run, probably in that 989, 985 range. It's got the mile an hour for it. So again, for the first day out with the Bama Supercharger, I'm so happy with the results.
Justin D.: There you go, man. This guy pretty much said it all. It was a success. Any time you can come out to the track, have a lot of fun, collect a lot of data, and more importantly, drive the car back onto the trailer with a new power adder, that says a lot. So guys, we had a blast down here in North Carolina. Obviously, the car's doing great with its new Bama Supercharger. Look for those to hit americanmuscle.com very soon. Again, you can pick up the exact same kit we have on this car and go click off a serious time. So, you guys know what to do by now. We are not even close to done with this car. We're gonna be going a lot faster, I promise you that, and a lot of it is thanks to this guy and the Bama Performance team. So stay tuned, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com